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Marilyn Monroe statue to leave Chicago

 In this July 15 2011 file phocurious spectators gather around Seward Johnson's 25-foot-tall sculpture Marilyn Monroe her famous pose

In this July 15, 2011 file photo, curious spectators gather around Seward Johnson's 25-foot-tall sculpture of Marilyn Monroe in her famous pose from the film "The Seven Year Itch," on Michigan Ave. in Chicago. | AP

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Updated: May 1, 2012 2:25PM



CHICAGO — Chicagoans only have a few more days left to take a peek up Marilyn Monroe’s skirt.

The 25-foot-tall statue of the iconic actress is slated to leave its spot along Chicago’s Magnificent Mile.

The bronze and stainless steel sculpture depicts Monroe in her famous pose from the film “The Seven Year Itch.” In the film, a draft catches Monroe’s dress as she passes over a subway grate.

As soon as the sculpture was unveiled in July, people began positioning themselves under the movie star’s dress to catch a subway-level view and snap pictures.

Artist Seward Johnson says he’s enjoyed seeing how people have reacted to the sculpture, which is slated to be removed on Monday.



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